MSM COVID-19 Guidelines and Updates

COVID-19 Testing Center
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Manhattan School of Music is pleased to host community-based COVID-19 testing, free and open to anyone, no appointment necessary.

Manhattan School of Music is pleased to host community-based COVID-19 testing and health fair in collaboration with Dr. Karen Thornton, along with support from Medrite Urgent Care, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, and the NYC Department of Health Harlem Action Center.

Testing is free and open to anyone, no appointment necessary.

Participants are encouraged to bring their insurance information, however, insurance is NOT mandatory.

COVID-19 Testing Site Hours (updated Jan 4, 2021)

The COVID-19 Testing Site on campus is open:

Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14 from 10 AM-4 PM

in addition to its regular hours:

  • Mondays through Wednesday from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM


PCR tests are required by all MSM Community members no later than January 16 in order to access campus for the Spring semester.

  • This PCR must be taken no earlier than January 12 in order to qualify to give you campus access.
  • PCR tests taken prior to January 12 and Rapid/Antigen tests will not be accepted.
  • To submit your PCR test, please complete the form at the following link: MSM PCR Submission Form.

    Failure to submit your PCR test by the January 16 deadline will result in loss of access to campus until a PCR has been submitted.

Vaccinations offered January 24-26, 2022

The COVID-19 Testing Site on campus will be hosting vaccinations on Monday, January 24 through Wednesday, January 26 from 10AM to 4PM on each day.

You may receive a free booster dose at the MSM Testing Site with no appointment needed.

Once you have received your booster, which is now required of all MSM Community members, please be sure to submit proof of the booster at the link below no later than February 15, 2022.

For further details on MSM’s booster requirement, please once again reference the December 16 email from President Gandre and Provost Griggs.

Services available at the MSM testing site:

  • COVID-19 antibody testing (blood test)
  • COVID-19 nasal swab (PCR) testing
  • COVID-19 contact tracing tool
  • Information on COVID-19, social distancing, quarantine procedures, and FAQs
  • Temperature, oxygen levels, heart rate, and blood pressure readings
  • Referrals and references
  • Gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer while supplies last


Manhattan School of Music
Entrance at the NW corner of Broadway and 122nd Street, next to the Citi Bike Station.

Off-campus testing sites

Off-campus testing is also available at the CityMD on 104th Street and Broadway or by searching for a testing site in your area by clicking here: NYC Testing Sites.

Additionally, Rapid PCR tests are available by appointment only at 160 West 100th St.; appointments can be booked by clicking here: NYC Rapid PCR Testing.


If you have questions about your test results or you have not received your results, please contact the physician’s office directly:

Karen Thornton, M.D.
Performing Arts Medicine and Family Medicine
330 West 42nd Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Call or text: (332) 223-9548